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The goal of the R/Medicine conference is to encourage the adoption of statistical modeling and reproducible data processing in clinical practice by promoting the use of the R programming environment and ecosystem. 

R is a free and open-source programming language for reproducible statistical computing, data visualization, and application development. R is the gold standard in reproducible research in academia and industry and has powerful capabilities to create highly-customizable interactive analytic dashboards, as well as predictive models that employ machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence. 

R/Medicine was formed through a collaborative effort of the R Consortium with academic and industry partners including Yale University, Stanford University, the Mayo Clinic, and RStudio, Inc (now RStudio, PBC). Presentations at R/Medicine conferences showcase how the R ecosystem is currently leveraged in medical applications including clinical trial design and analysis, personalized medicine, the development of machine learning models using  laboratory and patient record data, and reproducible research. 

The 2020 R/Medicine Conference will be held virtually as a large webinar, hosted in Philadelphia on Eastern Daylight Time from August 27 through August 29th. It will include two tracks of pre-conference educational workshops: one foundational workshop, covering reproducible data analysis with a focus on health care professionals who have no programming background and a second workshop on practical machine learning with a focus on predicting outcomes from clinical data sets. The pre-conference workshops  will be followed by two days of presentations from representatives of biostatistics, the pharmaceutical industry, regulators, and the clinical laboratories. 

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